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Up & Go drink for 19 mth old?

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#1 Anonomous

Posted 18 July 2005 - 01:29 PM

Can anyone tell me if it is bad to be giving a 19mth old an Up & Go to drink in the morning. It's just that my DD won't eat very much first thing in the mornings and on the 3 days that she goes to Child Care I have been giving her an Up & Go (along with the toast that she doesn't eat) so that atleast she has something until they get morning tea at 9am. They will not let them have brekky at the child care if it is after 7am which is always the case by the time I get her there.

Me  28
DH  29
DD  1/12/03

#2 Guest_toppy_*

Posted 18 July 2005 - 01:50 PM

I have them for breakfast myself but haven't tried the kids with them.  My main concern would be the sugar content.  I know it contains sugar, not sure how much though.  Have you tried yoghurt, fruit, spaghetti, porridge, etc for breakfast.  The up and gos work out to be pricey as well.  Daycare morning teas are usually the same as breakfast so if she eats there maybe it's not the food she's objecting to but the time she has to eat it or maybe she feels more rushed.  I have always hated breakfast and Mum tried everything.  Pancakes were another one I could tolerate.  I just couldn't handle dry food in the morning or milk (but milk drinks were fine.

All the best.  Maybe ring sanitarium and ask them.

#3 Guest_toppy_*

Posted 18 July 2005 - 01:54 PM

Judt found this on the Sanitarium Site

Is Up&Go suitable for children?

We do not recommend reduced fat products / low fat diets for children less than 5 years of age, as they need the extra energy of full cream products for maximum growth. Up&Go, being a low fat breakfast, therefore is not suitable for children less than 5 years of age, as an alternative to a bowl of cereal and full cream milk / regular So Good soymilk.
However, Up&Go can be given to children over 12 months as an alternative to sweetened drinks.

#4 GDC13

Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:35 PM

What a dodgy child care centre- not serving brekky after 7???? My Ds's child care centre would get the child some toast or cereal, no probs.

#5 sammyv

Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:55 AM

How about trying Milo as an alternative.  My kids love it for breakfast along with toast and cereal.


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#6 Guest_toppy_*

Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:04 PM

I'd think that the up & go would be a healthier alternative to milo.  At least it contains some breakfast ingredients.  There was also the milo debate about a week ago, try search milo if you're interested.  

Sanitariu's main problem was that it's skim milk and replacing a regular meal.  If you're DD isn't eating a meal at all otherwise, I can't see a problem with replacing a meal and she would have full cream for other milk drinks.

I know some people give their chn herbalife shakes - usually added to their cereal.  Maybe this is another option you could look at.  I've seen sustagen in the shops, haven't had a good look though, this maybe another alternative.

I know most daycare's don't serve b/fast after 7 as 9am is morning tea and then around 11/11.30 is lunch.  If chn are eating at all different times as well it's harder to monitor what they eat and keep organization of daycare running smoothly.  a family daycare would probably be more flexible about this.

Does she have a decent size and a healthy morning tea at daycare?  Will she eat b/fast on the days she stays home?

#7 GDC13

Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:19 PM

The childcare centre that my Ds goes to doesn't open until 0645, and most children don't arrive until 8, 0830, so breakfast is served from opening until about 0815. Morning tea is at 1000 and lunch about 1115-30. Am fully aware tha this wasn't a thread about breakfast in ccc's, just though I would mention the times that the children eat.

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